Does a Wrongful Dismissal Terminate Post-employment Fiduciary Duties or Restrictive Covenants
|Area||Employment and Labour|
Article originally published in Executive Employment, Volume XI, No. 3, September 2004
Excerpt from "Does a Wrongful Dismissal Terminate Post-employment Fiduciary Duties or Restrictive Covenants":
In reliance of this principle, substantial additional severance or even punitive damages may be awarded should an employer deal with its employment dispute in "bad faith." A typical example, viewed by the courts as a "hardball" intimidation tactic in litigation, is an unfounded allegation by employers of just cause for dismissal or other employee misconduct combined with a refusal to provide appropriate notice of termination or severance pay.
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